Debbie Bassingthwaighte

Debbie Bassingthwaighte

President 2019-2021, 2023-2024 | Events Coordinator 2023-2024 | Newsletter Editor 2022-2023 | Secretary 2022


Debbie Bassingthwaighte is an educator and designer deeply interested in permaculture-inspired resilience and abundance.  She was the founding President of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. and continues to enjoy an active involvement on the management committee.  

Living on a peaceful 5 acres at Postmans Ridge (a productive Land for Wildlife property that nourishes family and friends), Debbie feels consciously interconnected with nature and community.  She strives to live a simple, proactive life where her positive handprint is greater than her negative footprint.

Debbie works in her home-based learning practice, Optimise Learning, and offers a highly-personalised, collaborative approach as a Specialist Literacy Teacher, Mentor to other Facilitators, and Learning Designer.

You might also like to see Debbie’s website, Nurtured Life, focused on empowering resilience and self-reliance as a curator of living wisdom.  It includes a potpourri of blog posts for inspiration, links to events, and resources (recipes, plant profiles, and bookshelf) to build skills and knowledge.